The Match 49 of IPL 2018 was played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals in Eden Gardens stadium of Kolkata. The last time RR and KKR collided was in the Match 15 of IPL 2018. KKR won the previous encounter and registered a win in this one too. RR was the first to bat. RR scored 142/10 in 19 overs. KKR did not have any hurdles during the chase and they pulled off the victory by 6 wickets in 18 overs.
Smooth Start For RR In Match 49
Winning the toss, KKR handed the batting to RR. The openers took the team to a flying start. But Rahul Tripathi was dismissed in the fifth over. Still, RR was in a healthy state after the powerplay overs. RR scored 68 with the loss of 1 wicket in six overs.
The KKR Bowlers Made The Comeback
The KKR bowlers made the comeback after the powerplay and pushed the RR batsmen on the back foot. They took 7 wickets till the fourteenth over of the inning and the score was just 107 runs.
KKR Bowlers Maintained The Pressure
The KKR bowlers maintained the pressure over RR. To conclude, apart from the openers, Jaydev Unadkat was the only batsman to score over 20 runs. The entire team was all out in the 19 overs on the score of just 142 runs. Kuldeep Yadav was the most successful bowler of KKR. He bowled 4 overs gave 20 runs and took 4 wickets.
The Target Was Not Hard
The target was not hard to achieve for RR. They kept the flow going right from the beginning. Although the team lost two wickets in the powerplay overs, however, the score was 51 runs.
RR Let It Slip
The KKR batsmen did not face any trouble and they continued to add runs to the scoreboard. The victory came near as KKR scored 109 runs in 14 overs and they had 7 wickets in hand. Moreover, Dinesh Karthik and Chris Lynn were on the crease.
KKR Registered The Victory
Finally, KKR made the victory official by 6 wickets in 18 overs. Chris Lynn played an amazing inning. He scored 45 runs in 42 balls including 5 fours and a six.
Kuldeep Yadav bowled amazingly and he claimed the man of the match trophy. What do you think about the match? Share your thoughts in the comment.